THE X FACTOR OF GREAT TEACHERS
What’s the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher? At WhyTry, we believe the X factor – the key to lasting change and motivation in youth – lies in the relationship a teacher establishes with his/her students.
Too often we focus on getting rid of bad behaviors, pushing students to do what is “right” and asserting our authority. At WhyTry, we call this the “one-up relationship.” We provide teachers, counselors, and administrators the tools for what we call “surrendering the one-up relationship,” giving students a sense of power and control and allowing them to feel like authorities on themselves. We believe in respect, in allowing students to discover their potential, and in showing them their inherent value and worth as human beings. The result is a classroom climate that fosters trust and motivation.
The greatest teachers, counselors, and administrators all have one thing in common: their students know they are cared about. We feel this type of encouraging relationship is the #1 trait in teacher success. If you want to reach struggling, unmotivated, or discouraged students, you need the X Factor.
Contact us to get started.